# "Forbes" on the creative economy
# "The Russians Are Shrinking!
" - Oliver Bullough, "The Wall St. Journal"
# "Pakistan's Minorities Have No Faith in Democracy
" - Kathy Gannon, "AP"
# The toll of political violence
# "Adding the Ballot to the Bullet? Hezb-e Islami in Transition
" - Osman & Ruttig, AAN
# Presidential candidates are registering
for the elections (FA)
# The editor of an Iranian news site has been arrested
# "The Bombers’ World
" - Christian Caryl, "NY Review of Books"
# "Outfoxing the Oligarchs in Latvia
" - Gabriel Kuris, "Foreign Policy"
# Meet the best backgammon player
in the world
RFE/RL In The Media
# "The New York Times" cites
RFE/RL reporting on the opposition rally in Moscow
International Press Review
# "Russia's Energy Bully Takes a Fall
" - Alexandros Petersen, "Foreign Policy"
# "Putin Strives to Become Russia's Über-Patriot
" - Schepp & Neef, "Spiegel"
# "Putin's First Year Back in Power: A Kingdom Built on Sand?
" - Kadri Liik, "Real Clear World"
# Julie Ioffe on the opposition in Russia
# Iran re-patriated
an Iraqi fighter who died in Syria
# The media war is heating up
ahead of elections
# "'Red Lines' On Iran: Not So Black and White
" - Shashank Joshi, "The Diplomat"
# "The Guardian" reports on the marginalization of Ahmadis
# Pakistan's election commission
says poll workers are all trained up
# Ben Anderson on covering the war
# Turkey fears Russia
too much to intervene in Syria
# "LeMonde" on the future of NATO
# What sarin gas
does to the human body
# The death toll
from bird flu in China is now 31
Science & Tech
# "The Coming War Over Net Neutrality
" - Tim Wu, "The New Yorker"
# "Can Humans Survive?
" - Annalee Newitz, "The Daily Beast"
# The cure for gray hair
may be upon us
U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The U.S. says China is responsible
for a series of cyber attacks
# Al Gore
has done well for himself